Amazing 27″ 4K Monitor

Review by Gilmar Smith

Who are we? We’re photographers and retouchers. What do we want in a monitor? We want consistency and color accuracy across the screen. EIZO heard us and recently released the ColorEdge CS2740. It’s the first in the ColorEdge CS series to implement 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160), which is four times the pixel count of Full HD. The ColorEdge CS2740 has a pixel density of 164 ppi for 4K image display, plus USB Type-C connectivity that displays video, transmits USB signals, and supplies power to a connected device such as a laptop or a smartphone.

The display also features a 27″ IPS panel; 350cd/m2 brightness; 99% Adobe RGB; 1,000:1 static contrast ratio; and 10-bit simultaneous display from 16-bit LUT for more than one billion colors. The Digital Uniformity Equalizer ensures corner-to-corner color and brightness uniformity. It also comes with Eizo’s ColorNavigator 7 software for color management, Quick Color Match software, and a 5-year warranty.

The ColorEdge CS2740 design features electrostatic switches to access the settings seamlessly on the front of the monitor. It has a built-in carry handle, and it comes with an ergonomic, versatile stand that allows you to swivel, tilt, adjust the height, and pivot the monitor 90°. Unlike the ColorEdge CG series, the CS2740 doesn’t come with a built-in calibrator sensor. 

I’ve been using the CS2740 for more than a month now, and I can say that nothing compares to EIZO when it comes to monitors. I spend a lot of time retouching my work, and precise color management is a must for me (and it should be for you, as well!). This is, in my opinion, the perfect 4K monitor for photographers, designers, and video editors, and it comes with an excellent price tag. ■